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Bond Update

Planning and construction surrounding the exciting bond work in Bloomfield Hills Schools is well underway! A major milestone is the commencement of construction: the Groundbreaking Ceremonies! “North Hills Middle School” groundbreaking will be held at the site of former Lahser High School on Wednesday, May 26 at 5 p.m., and the “South Hills Middle School” groundbreaking will be held on Thursday, July 29, at 5 p.m., at Bloomfield Hills Middle School.

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2021 Summer Camps

Bloomfield Hills Schools has Summer Camp opportunities for all ages, all abilities, and all interests! New this year, families have the option to select individual days, an entire week, and an option to pay for the entire summer.

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Mask Reminders

As a reminder, please be sure your child’s mask follows the Bloomfield Hills Schools mask guidelines. Face masks can be either reusable or disposable. They should fit tightly over your entire nose and mouth. Masks must have school-appropriate graphics. Masks should NOT have valves. Masks with valves are not permitted in Bloomfield Hills Schools. Students and staff are welcome to wear face shields brought from home, but they are not required. They may be worn in addition to a face mask. Neck gaiters and bandannas are not sufficient face coverings. They may be worn in addition to a face mask. Neck gaiters must have school-appropriate graphics.

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District and School Communications

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Dear Families: Welcome to Way Elementary! For those of you who are new to this school, we warmly welcome you into this big family. If you are new, we have a Way mentor to help you navigate our school and community. Please reach out to Lisa Grabowski via email at lisaggrabowski@gmail.com or 734.612.7880 for any help acclimating.

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What Makes Our Elementary School Different?

Belief sets are at play in every school. Some refer to it as a vision, others to a mission. Setting aside outdated educational practices of the past, at Way Elementary we nurture a culture of thinking and compassion by embracing the Visible Thinking framework.

 
In This We Believe at Way Elementary
  • Focusing students on the learning vs. the work
  • Teaching for understanding vs. mere knowledge
  • Encouraging deep vs. surface learning strategies
  • Promoting independence vs. dependence
  • Developing a growth vs. fixed mindset

Want to learn more about our elementary school? Please feel free to contact us for an appointment and tour.

Our job is not to make up anybody's mind, but to open minds and to make the agony of the decision making so intense you can escape only by thinking. - Fred Friendly

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A Window Into Way

Making Our Thinking Visible at Way — A Michigan Elementary School

Visible Thinking Program at Michigan School

It is often difficult to comprehend the extensive amount of thinking, learning, and understanding that is taking place inside your child’s classroom each and every day. A Window Into Way  will provide you with snapshots of learning opportunities students are engaged in; experiences in which thinking is valued, visible and actively promoted. By making student’s thinking visible, we can better understand how our students are learning as well as their depth of understanding. Enjoy!

Building a Bridge Between Home and School

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Nut Free School

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Way Elementary
765 West Long Lake Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

Contact


Main: 248.341.7800
*Attendance: 248.341.7810
*(Includes early dismissals, late arrivals, absences and vacations)

Lester Sharon, Principal
248.341.7800
lsharon@bloomfield.org

Cindy Antonis, Secretary
248.341.7800
CAntonis@bloomfield.org

Jenny Rossi
Visible Thinking Coordinator
248.341.6639
JRossi@bloomfield.org

Building Hours

 

 

Class 9:05 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.
Half Days 12:20 p.m. Dismissal
Latchkey
 
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
3:55 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Office 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

 

Bus Hotline: 248.341.6290 @BHSBuses